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We have pinpointed the issue. This is ridiculous. The previous sysadmin had created an init script to make the directory and mount it on boot without outputting anything. Lesson for everyone -- please use standard configurations and save the sanity of the next person ahead of you.


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Can you expose the root of the file system via NFS? At that point it's simple to mount the individual image files as their native file system types and access the files they contain.


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find / -mount -type f -ls will list all files like with an output similar to ls -dils. find / -mount -type f -printf "%s %h/%f\n" will just print the size and the name. The -mount (or -xdev) option tells find to not descend into other mounted file systems (which / usually has at least a few of) and type -f makes sure only files and not directories ...


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For the first question: When I try to mount the /dev/sda1 hard drive with the command mount -o barrier=0 /dev/sda1 it gives me this message: mount: can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab How can i fix this, so i can backup all of my stuff? The answer is that mount looks for mount points in either /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab, but none is ...


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This is what I finally did : The disk mounts in : /mnt/disk I want /mnt/disk/myfolder to be accessible in LXC container as /home/user/ext/myfolder So I create a folder /mnt/lxc-ext/myfolder and made lxc-ext accessible to lxc via the container fstab (provided the lxc.aa_profile = lxc-container-default-with-mounting option on ubuntu): /mnt/lxc-ext ...


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If I am not mistaken, mount.cifs does not support the encryption feature of Samba (yet!?). The -e option of smbclient should work, though.


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Your question comes a-two: What i recommend: sda contains boot partition sda1 (250MB) + unallocated partition sda (1.8TB), so create your backup on sda, by doing 2. below boot partition WILL NOT of any significance be affected by your daily backups, this is simply because sda and sda1 themselves are separate partitions, and you will just have the added ...


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You can't mount it because it's a LVM Physical volume, not a logical volume. First, make a disk scan: #lvmdiskscan #lvscan Get the LV and VG names #lvdisplay You must see something like this: --- Logical volume --- LV Name /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 VG Name VolGroup00 ... Now you must mount the partition: #mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mnt/old ...



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